"Following up from my previous post, there has been some
interesting discussion in the comments and elsewhere. One issue in
particular came through in a couple of comments.
"Ted T'so is gushing in his praise of the Eclipse project:
"'Look at Eclipse; it was released by IBM in November, 2001.
Within 2 years, it had something like 80 companies participating in
the code development, and in less than 2.5 years, a non-profit
organization was founded where IBM didn't even have a majority of
seats on the board...'"